New England Council member Maine Medical Center (MMC) will begin using its new operating wing later this month. MMC has been expanding and updating its operating wing since February 2014 and will be ready for its first surgeries on October 19.
Maine Medical Center has invested $40 million into five new operating rooms, a waiting room, and twenty surgery prep and recovery rooms. Each operating room is about 50% larger than the existing surgery rooms in the hospital. MMC performs about one-third of in-patient surgeries in the state, a number which has grown with the increase in non-invasive surgical procedures. MMC will also be opening a “cardiac hybrid operation room” in 2016, which will allow an increase in minimally invasive cardiac surgeries.
“We now have greater capacity to provide surgical services that our patients require. This includes modern spaces for surgery prep and recovery with greater access to family and friends, which will assist in the recovery process,” said MMC President Rich Petersen.
The New England Council congratulates Maine Medical Center on the opening of their new operating wing.
For more information, see this Portland Press Heraldarticle.
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